Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2013 YP Vin De Soif


The Wine

60% Grenache 32% Mataro 8% Carignan


A red wine for summer? - Hell Yes! The Yelland & Papps Vin de Soif is light in body with plenty of delicious flavour and snappy acidity making it the perfect bottle of wine to reach for when the mercury rises and the BBQ is lit. Vin de Soif = thirst quenching wine and that is what this is all about good wine, good food and good company. Medium red/cherry in colour with vivid, vibrant aromas of macerated summer berries, red & yellow plum fruits with lifted mulberry high tones and a splash crunchy cranberry. There are hints of purple floral notes, marzipan, dried mandarin, Hoi Sin and Asian spice adding to the bouquets complexity.


In the mouth it has a spacious feel, light in body with a definite spring in its step. Again, fruit flavours of  ripe plums, raspberry, strawberry, blackberry and cranberry dance around the palate underscored by hints of light Asian spice, almond paste, violets, dried citrus rind, jasmine along with lighter notes of dark soy and licorice that flit around further in the background. The wine shows a lovely flow across the palate with a defined tension between the fruit and the sapid, lip-smacking acidity. Its full of flavour and energy with a tug of light, chalky tannin wrapping up the proceedings nicely. Delicious at room temperature but dont be afraid to chill this baby down in the fridge for half an hour if the temperature soars and you are in need of a thirst-quenching fix!

The Winemaking

These 3  varieties were hand picked between12th March and 4th April. All parcels were fermented in open fermenters (average of 8% whole bunches) for between 13 and 21 days and gently basket pressed. These small parcels of wine were then transferred to 100% old French and American barrels for 17 months maturation. This wine has had minimal intervention to maintain purity, unfined and unfiltered prior to bottling.


Vegan friendly.

 Bottled – 1st  October 2014

pH – 3.40

TA – 6.72

Alc – 14 %